Despite its close proximity to the city, heading down to Sentosa’s waterfront can feel miraculously like a proper escape from Singapore’s metropolis. Super-yachts sway in the harbour, the pace seems slower, and smart types looking for a brunch in a beautiful setting make a beeline for W Singapore – Sentosa Cove.

Post-pandemic, this most decadent type of dining is back in force at the hotel’s the kitchen table. Being generous in nature, two new menus have been created: Sunday Brunchscape is for adults looking for a fill of fantastic cuisine post an early morning bike ride (or lie in); Brunchscape Junior caters for families who’s little ones love a good spread as much as the grownups.

The mere arrival at the kitchen table puts a pep in your step. After sweeping through the cool hotel lobby and down the stairs to the restaurant, you’re greeted by a smorgasboard of delights attacking all of your senses. It’s hard to know what to do first. Head straight to the extravagant seafood wall? Follow the aroma of the roast beef?  Do a jig to the DJ’s beats emanating from near the bread section?

Dessert or dip in the pool? It's a tough call at W Hotel's Brunchscape

The answer, of course, is to attempt none of the above (at this stage at least!). Instead, start gently with a glass of fizz, visit the oyster station, and take it from there. The classics await: all the fresh seafood you can eat, grilled meats fresh off the barbecue, Boston lobsters, and a bounty of sashimi. Meat lovers are treated to grilled Sanchoku Wagyu beef, pork belly char siew, juicy sausages, angus beef ribeye, and a pasture-fed lamb leg. Local favourites complete the mix with Singapore Chili Crab and mantau, wok fried black pepper prawn, crabmeat fish maw soup, and a unique bak kwa fried rice. There’s even an Indian curry station making fresh chapatis and serving butter chicken, Bhatti da murg, and kadai sabzi accompanied with raita and mango and mint chutneys.

At least there’s always space for dessert because the selection at the kitchen table is next level. Fresh fruit mingles with a solid cheese selection and all manner of pretty-looking cakes, macarons, creamy tarts and chocolate delights. The crème brulee was a firm winner on our table.

When you sign up for Sunday Brunchscape, you also get the opportunity to spend time at the W Hotel – Sentosa Cove WET Pool. We’d like to say that post-dining we dived into the water and did fifty laps, but nah. We found a peaceful spot outdoors to loosen our waistbands, soak up the beauty of the surroundings, and feel thankful for an epic feast.

Brunchscape at W Singapore takes place every Sunday from 12-3pm ($128++ per pax, top up $60 for free-flow Moët & Chandon Brut Champagne, wines, beers and cocktails); Brunchscape Junior is every first Saturday of the month from12pm – 3pm (SGD128++ per person, includes free-flow coffee, tea, juices, soft drinks and mocktails. Additional $60 for free-flow Moët & Chandon Brut Champagne, wines, beers and cocktails).

The kitchen table, W Hotel -Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, 098374